Friday, February 14, 2014

Steampunk Necklace

Hello my fine feathered friends!
I thought I'd try my hand at steampunk, and I'd love your feed back!

Let's make this!
What you need:
Pinch Bail
Word Sticker (Tim Holtz), sparkling ultra fine glitter (My Stamp Box), mica chips (USArt Quest), metal gear brad (Eyelet Outlet), alcohol inks (Ranger), clamp or clothespin.

What to do:

1. Peel the blue protective stuff off of both sides of the acrylic charm. Ink up the front with alcohol inks. 

2.  Punch out the gear and coat the two larger gears with enamel adhesive fluid. Coat one gear with Vintage Black powder and the other with Aged White powder. Heat to melt the powders and activate the adhesive. Coat the remaining gear and the little turn key with gold 3D Enamel Gel. Coat the two circles that punched out of the gears with Copper enamel gel. Let dry.

3. Once your gears are completely dry and set, cut the prongs off the gear brad and use a little E600 to adhere it over the largest gear. Clamp together for a few minutes to ensure a secure bond.

4. Paint some glossy Glastique onto the acrylic charm. Sprinkle with the sparkling glitter and mica flakes. Let dry and then use a soft paint brush to sweep off the excess.

5. Paint the back of the sticker with Glastique and add it to the bottom edge of the charm. Coat top of sticker with matte Glastique.

6. Use the E600 glue to adhere the gears to the charm (I use a toothpick to put the glue onto the gears). Clamp down (put your clamp on the metal gear so you don't mar the surface) for a few minutes to be sure it's good and stuck. Add the two copper circles, the bail, and put onto the necklace. There ya go!!


Debbie's Time Out said...

Very cool pendant. Love the colors you used

maggiegracecreates said...

I love it.....

Christi Conley said...

I adore all the colors - what a fab job! My feedback is this is a WIN! xo

Sandy Hulsart said...

What wonderful colors you have chosen for this necklace, Aimee. That red is so very eye catching! And the big chunky look of the gears is just fab.

Sandy Fredrick said...

Wonderful steampunk design. Love the colors you chose with the metal look against the bright splash of color on the acrylic. Awesome!!